More than 500 fans crammed into the New Green Room in Dundalk on Saturday to watch the Shane Shamrock Memorial Cup XI, the most anticipated Maryland Championship Wrestling card of the year.
Fans in attendance at the converted pool hall were treated to nine matches, including three title contests, a 20-man battle royale and the finals of the Shamrock Cup. The Cup featured some of the top up-and-coming independent wrestlers from throughout the country.
In the main event of the evening, the finals of the Shamrock Cup, Sami Callihan took control of the match with a simultaneous five-man body slam and was able to pin all five of his opponents and claim the Shamrock Cup.
Also on the card, Ronnie Zukko held on to his Rage TV title against fan favorite "The Samoan Tsunami" Nui Tofiga.
Tofiga took control of the match early and was on his way to winning when Zukko's new manager, Jessika, distracted the referee and Tofiga, allowing Zukko some much-needed recovery time. She later helped Zukko back in the ring to avoid a countout as Tofiga was attacked by The Bruiser.
The Bruiser lost his match on the card as he was defeated by MCW champion Cobian.
“You gotta do what you gotta do to win,” said Jessika after the match. “I'll do anything for my man Ronnie Zukko.”
After the match, Zukko's former manager, now Jessika's assistant, Candy, with the assistance of Cole Callway, ambushed Zukko.
After the intermission came the 20-man battle royale with the winner earning a Rage TV Title bout. The Napalm Bomb outlasted the other 19 men and put Mustafa Aziz Daniels over the ropes to earn the title shot against Zukko.
The seventh match of the evening pitted the tag team of Fed-Up against longtime rivals and MCW Tag Team Champions the Holly Rollers, with the stipulation that if Fed-Up lost, they would disband as a tag team. If the Holly Rollers lost, they would retire from wrestling.
Fed-Up defeated the Rollers, claiming the prestigious MCW Tag Team belts while forcing the longtime tag team into retirement.
“This is something that we wanted since we were kids,” said Fed-Up member C-Fed after the match.
His tag-team partner G-Fed added, “We want to give it up to Earl [the Pearl] and Rich [Myers]. They really showed us what it means to be professionals out in that ring. They are truly legends of Maryland Championship Wrestling.”